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A routine tax fraud investigation. A strange lab. A mysterious button. 

He shouldn’t have pushed the button. But Alfred Favero, senior analyst with the IRS, pushed the button. And now he’s 67 million years in the past, stranded out of time with a coworker who hates him and a bunch of tax cheats. Oh, and then there’s the other inhabitants of his prehistoric home: the dinosaurs that want to make a meal of him. Things couldn’t get worse. 

Until a mysterious visitor from an uncertain future shows up with murder on his mind.

©2019 Rachel Ford (P)2019 Rachel Ford

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  • T.N
  • 23-08-2020

Not a complete dumpster fire

The book is mostly bland and the author is completely scattered. The author keeps adding things into the story for seemingly no real point. Going from mystery, to sci-fi, to adventure, then they throw in some romance for no reason, and then they suddenly remember that they needed a villain. The male character is incredibly incapable. He is supposed to be a logical person who is trying to find the truth, but in reality, he is more like a bumbling side-kick who is unable to take a piss without being constantly instructed through each step. The female of the two IRS agents is the strongest character in the story, and I feel that the reason the author chose to make Alfred the MC is to illustrate how capable Nancy is. Nancy can shoot, comes prepared, has inspirational flashes, understand quantum theory, time travel. And it comes off like she is being forced to help this autistic child. The antagonist in the story, not counting the main character, is a special kind of idiot. The author has made it a point to not reveal the character until the very end. But let me try to sum up their motivations and personality. There is a scene where at the middle of the night, Nancy comes up to the MC and unleashes this torrent of disjointed non-sensical theory at a person who is half-asleep. That is what the bad guy feels like. A 3 AM rant.

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  • grammatoni
  • 31-05-2019

T-Rexes and Tax Law

OMG!! This story is absolutely a mix between hilarious and logically serious. The characters are so life like and the narrator brings each one to life. A story about a tax account for the IRS traveling back into time and facing dangerous situations. How does an IRS agent make the columns mesh when the accounts are so out there!! Fantastic audio and story!!!

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  • Josh Noneya
  • 10-09-2019

Death and Taxes!

Engaging story and great narration! This one was fun! A nerdy taxman is determined to pursue an evil corporation that is trying to dodge its fiscal responsibilities. Through his pursuit of justice he mistakenly gets himself and his lovely coworker transported back in time!? I am looking forward to the next book in the series!

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  • JH & DDDH
  • 26-07-2019

Exciting and Funny Time Travel

This was a fun listen, with humor and action/excitement. The how and why our "Tax Man" and associate end up in a time travel situation is at first funny, then goes darker with murder, mystery, and an exciting finish. Don't let the silly title fool you, this is an excellent start a series worth reading...

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  • Robin Crabb Gonzales
  • 09-06-2019

Turned out pretty good :-)

I found that keeping the narrative between 95-100x worked best to get the sarcasm down. It did take me a few chapters to really get into the story but once I did it kept me engaged. :-) So, Alfred totally annoyed me at the start, until I started laughing at him. :-D Of. course, Nancy is the back bone & heroine. Therefore, her character is strong which makes Alfred seem weak. Lol, I became annoyed with him in regards to the Marine. ;-) Good word building, put I'd like a little more depth to the Cretaceous period. The narrative, a bit distracting & his enunciations were a bit off more so in some places than others. He alone would get a 2.5 out of 5 from me. Nice ending, I'm certainly going to read the next in the series. :-D My star ratings include these 5 elements: 1★ story line 1★ engaging characters 1★ use of world building/descriptions 1★ narration or editing 1★ the ending

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  • erik luna
  • 27-09-2019

Absolutely fantastic.

A story that involves time travel is enough to hook me. But this one went above and beyond. The reluctant hero, that actually really wants to be a hero. Time travel. Corporate coverup. A little romance. And a freaking wonderful listen. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Krystal S.
  • 20-09-2019

Ridiculously awesome

There are two words that I would use to describe this book: ridiculous and awesome. Ridiculously awesome. Picture a hybrid of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory and Sandra Bullock's character from The Heat. Now imagine that that character got dropped into the middle of the Cretaceous period with his "sidekick" (who, let's be honest, is really the hero) in the form of a hybrid Leonard/Melissa McCarthy. Ridiculous, right? Awesome, right? Why not create a hybrid of ridiculously awesome? This is a book that does not take itself seriously, but does pack a lot of humor and enjoyment. I often found myself laughing or snorting out loud at Alfred's ridiculousness. He's not a completely likable character at first. In fact, he may only be tolerable. You'll get exasperated with his antics (or realize you know someone exactly like him) and roll your eyes. But you know that one person that can annoy the heck out of you, but you end up adoring anyway? That was Alfred for me, and the turning point was when Nancy had to educate him on mansplaining. I wanted to stand up and applaud her for it and give Alfred a pat on the back for realizing what he was doing and attempting to change it. Now, Nancy. She's really the hero in this book, but I like that we're getting everything from Alfred's perspective. He's not the big, buff soldier that takes charge. In fact, Nancy is definitely the leader and capable one in this relationship. Which all leads to this adorable relationship between Nancy and Alfred as Alfred learns to become a little less rigid in rule following and a little more understanding about the rest of humanity. I listened to the audiobook version of T-Rexes and Tax Law and absolutely loved it. I think the book would have been entertaining whether I read it or listened to it, but the narrator, John Carter Aimone, adds a whole other level to Alfred's ridiculousness. He created the perfect mix of comedic timing, cluelessness, and dry wit. Though sometimes the acting was a little over the top or added in odd places, overall it was incredibly enjoyable. The pacing is a little slow though and there’s odd pauses after sentences, but nothing that speeding it up to 1.35x can’t fix. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Gilbert M. Stack
  • 17-09-2019

Not Your Typical Audit

The hero of this novel, Alfred, could easily have served as its primary villain. He’s not evil, just obsessively interested in enforcing every rule in the work place and the United States. In many ways, this is a perfect disposition for a Senior Analyst at the IRS, but when you add to the equation that Alfred is completely oblivious to how his need for orderliness negatively impacts those around him, he should have been the least sympathetic of heroes. It’s a testament to Rachel Ford’s skill as an author that I had the opposite reaction. I almost immediately connected with Alfred and I vigorously rooted for him as he struggled with both complex social interactions and the even more difficult problem that drives the plot of the story. And what a problem it is… Alfred and his reluctant investigative partner, Nancy, are investigating a suspected billionaire tax cheat when they stumble upon dinosaurs in one of his abandoned corporate facilities and Alfred accidentally gets the two of them transported 67 million years into the past where they discover the missing billionaire and a few dozen of his employees trapped in the Cretaceous Period. This is where the book really gets interesting. There are several intertwined mysteries here all stemming from the question: how did the billionaire get trapped in the past? I was very pleased that I worked out most of the answers on my own and was even more pleased with the parts Ford had to fill in for me. In any book involving time travel, the author has to deal with the problems of paradox and the circular possibilities that time travel brings to the table. I felt completely satisfied with Ford’s handling of these problems which she adroitly used to add quite a bit of tension to the novel. The best part of the story was Alfred’s growth as a person. Being isolated under stressful circumstances with Nancy forces him to truly listen to another person for the first time in his life and he is shocked by her perception of him. This led to a moving and wholly believable evolution in his character. He doesn’t stop being a rules obsessed know-it-all, but he does learn a little about self-sacrifice and friendship which makes him increasingly endearing as the novel unfolds. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to listening to the sequel. I received this book free from Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Backlash
  • 13-09-2019

The tax man cometh

Death and Taxez, the only two things kings that are certain. But when a research group goes missing for 6 years, how far is a supremely focused agent willing to go. All the way to the Cretaceous period.... So funny! I want more Alfred and Nancy! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Luke
  • 09-09-2019

T-Rexes and Tax Law

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Funny! The narrator wasn't perfect but I can't say I was too distracted by it. I plan to listen to this again!

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  • norman
  • 07-09-2019

Light hearted science fiction

T-Reyes and Tax Law is a light hearted science fiction adventure. Alfred, the time traveling tax man, starts the series as the epitome of the self important nerd, The series is told from his perspective with him blundering into fantastic situations. He is aided in this first adventure by Nancy, his coworker, a more well rounded individual. The background story is intriguing, the action continual, and Alfred both ridiculous and heroic. Although John Aimone has a few “ interesting “ pronunciations, he does an excellent job with the central character. This is an excellent series for those who like science fiction adventure with a dose of humor.

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